NEWSLETTER / APRIL 2016

 
 

Android Studio 2.0 now available

The latest version of Android Studio includes new features such as Instant Run, which speeds up your edit, build, and run cycles.

 
 

The Guardian

Tips and best practices to design, test, and distribute apps for interplanetary use.

SGN

WeVideo

Video editing app WeVideo increases user engagement with material design.

DJiT

Firebase

Learn how to use events to control the real-time synchronization of data.

Wego
 
 
 

New in the Google Play Developer Console

  • ProGuard mapping file support for Google Play Developer Console Crashes & ANRs Learn more
  • Timed publishing Choose when your app updates go live on Google Play with timed publishing. Learn more
 
 
 

New features to grow your games

  • Better games for players with Gamer IDs, so that anyone can create a gaming persona, and the new Indie Corner collection on Google Play.
  • New Google Play Games features with game parameters so you can update more game features without having to release a new version, a video recording API, and spending predictions in Player Analytics.
  • New ad formats and features include the ability for players to try your game for 10 minutes from a search ad, portrait video ads, and targeting of ads to active gamers.
  • Rewarded video ads now available in AdMob Mediation to help you develop monetization experiences that appeal to your players, including support for Unity Ads.
 
 
 

New Play badge

Together with the Play logo update there'll be a refreshed Google Play badge for you to use when promoting your apps on websites, social media, and in print. Get it from April 18th in high-resolution and more languages.

 
 
 

Android Experiments I/O Challenge

Last chance to submit an Android Experiment. Get your entry in by April 13th to be one of three winners to be present at I/O 2016. Five runner-ups will win a new Nexus 6P. Learn more

 
 
 

Google Play Developer Day at GDC

Catch all the news from GDC, get advice on best practices for Google Play, and watch the lightning talks – covering everything from the new Game Parameters Management and Video Recording API to how to improve your game's performance and find new players.

 
 
 

Get 25 percent off your Pixel C

To help you develop Android tablet apps we're offering a 25 percent discount on Pixel C. Act quickly, available only while stock lasts.

 
 
 

Designing for Mobile Micro-Moments

Learn how to design your app to be ready to respond to users' micro-moments. The latest Think With Google project shares research on how to build apps that engage users and drive conversions.

 
 
 

New Google Design Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with design features and releases, read tricks and tips from Google designers, and look out for occasional giveaways.
Check out the first edition.

 
 

Thanks for tuning in,

The Google Play Team

 
   
 

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